Weak Science Garners Headlines

news_views_icon“Scare Journalism And Miracle Cures: American Media Prefer Weak Observational Studies,” By Hank Campbell.scienceandtechnology
A new analysis has affirmed what many in the science audience already knew; mainstream media prefer weak observational studies. It’s why you’re reading this article here instead of the New York Times. And that is not just in regards to social psychology correlations made using surveys of college students or sociology mysticism, it happens in medical coverage too. The examination found that observational studies get far better coverage than actual randomized controlled trials, which are what should really be important to most people. … Read more.

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